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      October 11, 2013

      Friday   9:00 AM

      33 South 3rd Street
      Geneva, Illinois 60134

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      Chef Alain Roby Debuts Highly Anticipated Second Edition Of Critically Acclaimed Cookbook

      After selling out nationwide, “Alain Roby’s American Classics, Casual and Elegant Desserts” unveils a second edition including some of the most popular recipes from the original and unveiling new ones.

      GENEVA, Ill. – World renowned pastry guru and Chicago Culinary Museum’s current Pastry Chef of the Year, Chef Alain Roby unveils the second edition of his enormously popular cookbook “Alain Roby’s American Classics, Casual and Elegant Desserts” on October 11 ($39.95). Hailed as elevating “even a simple dessert into a work of art”, the first edition of “American Classics” quickly sold out in stores and online and was chosen as an editor’s top ten pick on The Food Channel. Chef Alain Roby is pleased to introduce the highly anticipated second edition of the book, featuring a number of mouth-watering recipes from the original including Raspberry and Blueberry Summer Pudding; Spoon Biscuit Blueberry Cobbler a’la’Mode; Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie; Caramel Pumpkin Flan; Chocolate Mashed Potato Cake; Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake (as seen on the Martha Stewart Show) and introducing some new sweet and savory concoctions. Chef Roby himself describes the style of his recipes as “comfort food with an elegant and classic look." The second edition is sure to please even amateur chefs, with its simple yet unique recipes.

      Chef Alain Roby of the All Chocolate Kitchen was named the 2013 Pastry Chef of the Year by the Chicago Culinary Museum. As an award-winner, Roby will also be inducted into their Chef Hall of Fame. A Certified Master Chef of Pastry and Sugar Artistry, and Hall of Fame member in both Pastry Art & Design and Chocolatier magazines, Chef Roby is internationally known for his talent in creating sugar and chocolate masterpieces. He is the only pastry chef to hold three Guinness World Records for his creations of the World's Tallest Cooked Sugar Building, the World's Tallest Chocolate Sculpture, and the World’s Longest Candy Cane. His award-winning cooked sugar building was 12 feet, 10 inches tall, his chocolate sculpture was 20 feet, 8 inches tall, and his candy cane was 51 feet long.

      Chef Roby studied and learned his culinary art in Paris from the world famous Pastry Chef Lenotre. His work has been featured in Food & Wine, Gourmet, Architectural Digest, Traditional Home and Veranda as well as on The Learning Channel and Food Network's Extreme Pastry and Sugar Rush shows. He has been highlighted on three Food Network specials: Unwrapped with Mark Summers, Mystery Birthday Cakes, and The World's Tallest Sugar Building. Chef Roby has served as a celebrity chef for the Celebrity Chef Tour in Chicago and has been the head pastry chef at the NFL Commissioner's Super Bowl Party for the past 19 years. Before opening A.C.K., Chef Roby worked as the Corporate Executive Pastry Chef for a major hotel corporation for 24 years.

      A destination to indulge in and relax, A.C.K.’s unique decorations ornamenting the interior is a tribute to Chef Roby’s award winning chocolate creations. The walls of A.C.K. are adorned with photos of Chef Roby’s award winning events, down to the exact shoes that Chef wears as he works on each. A.C.K. guests have complimentary access to Chef Roby’s famous chocolate creations, including a 23-foot-tall all chocolate enchanted tree, made entirely out of Dark Belgian Chocolate; a 700 lb. sculpture of Neil Armstrong in an astronaut suit, created out of white chocolate for the Adler Planetarium that was featured on the Food Network and the Learning Channel; and finally, a life-size, 650 lb. white chocolate Blackhawks player, honoring Chicago native/former NHL player Eddie Olczyk, presented to him at the Blackhawks’ celebration of the 2010 Stanley Cup.

      A.C.K. is located at 33 South Third Street in beautiful downtown Geneva, Illinois. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information, visit or call 630.232.2395.

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